Alexis Rotella

Born 1947 in Johnstown Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Arnold, Maryland, USA
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Before the concert evening sparrows

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Rundown porch
a family listening
to bullfrogs

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Bitter cold
ivy creeps under
the cellar door

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Turning over the compost
a dinner
of new potatoes

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Before eye surgery
I hurry to finish
the crochet scarf

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Winter rain
grandfather talks
to a photograph

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991


The puppy breaks wind

then tries
to bite it

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Hot afternoon–
in the waiting room
a wallpaper forest

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

A gift
of silver
Christmas moon

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991

 

Filled with old women
and lilies
the church in the hills

Voice of the Mourning Dove, Jade Mtn. Press, 1991